Virginia Video Network is live in the Richmond area 1/29/19

The Richmond Times-Dispatch is excited to launch the Virginia Video Network, a location-based video advertising solution delivered through standalone periodical racks and video displays. Through this new platform, the paper's advertisers can market directly to consumers at the point of purchase in high-traffic retail locations.

Virginia Video Network is Virginia's first digital-out-of-home video marketing solution that combines data and technology together to deliver relevant advertising messages to targeted customers.

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Rick Bean to retire Dec. 31; Jana Thomasson named as successor 10/1/18

Rick Bean has announced his intention to retire as president of the North Carolina/Georgia/Tennessee division of Paxton Media Group and publisher of the High Point (N.C.) Enterprise at year end.

Jana Thomasson, publisher of the Mountain Press in Sevierville, Tenn., has been named to succeed Bean as president of the division. The announcement was made by David Paxton, president and CEO of PMG.

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Tennessee papers roll out redesigns 12/12/17

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

Readers of the Times News in Kingsport and the Johnson City Press, both in Northeast Tennessee, saw new looks on Tuesday, Dec. 12. The redesigns of the Sandusky Newspaper Group papers are somewhat different but the goal is the same: Make them easier to read.

But it's not just the design that has changed; it's also the ways in which stories are told, according to Times News Publisher Rick Thomason, who is overseeing the project.

"Our redesigns aren't just about fonts, rebranding and colors," said Bill Ostendorf, president and founder of Creative Circle. "It's really about changing newsroom culture and creating content that is more relevant, more interesting and easier to read."

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Rick Thomason named Times-News publisher; Justin Wilcox NETmg president 11/17/16

Keith Wilson, long serving publisher of the Kingsport Times-News and president of SNG's Northeast Tennessee Marketing Group (NETmg), will be retiring at the end of this year. Rick Thomason will succeed Wilson and also serve as senior vice president/content for the five Tri Cities area SNG newspapers. He will begin transition work full time on Dec. 12 in Kingsport.

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McClatchy names new member to Board of Directors 8/16/16

The McClatchy Company has announced the appointment of Maria Thomas to its board of directors. Thomas replaces Kathleen Foley Feldstein, a long-standing member of the board, who retired at McClatchy's annual meeting on May 18.

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